Midwestern states consider banning bias based on hairstyles
By JOHN HANNA and TODD RICHMOND Associated Press
Supporters of bills in Kansas and Wisconsin said Tuesday that employers and teachers often wrongly see white people's hair as the standard for what's clean and professional.
Committees in both states have proposals to revise anti-discrimination laws to ban bias in housing, employment and public accommodations based on hairstyles "historically associated with race" such as braids, locs and twists. But supporters are facing questions about how such laws could be applied.